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Usually, my husband buy a cheap flower from a distributor shop. Very cheap and romantic - according to him. I said 'Thanks, baby. I love it' - i mean in in sarcastic way. hahahaha.......
my husband very budget one. always buy 1 stalk of rose from market ($0.50 onli).
but our first very day present we gave each other an engraved ring
Still celebrate He received a Mont Blanc wallet from me last year and I received a Chanel Bag this year from him (it's valentine day + mothers' day gift)
We celebrate in a small way, like gg out for a meal together with dear daughter of coz. We've never left dear daughter in anyone else's care before and we'd feel strange without her anyway. We still get gifts for each other, though not surprise gifts.. it'd be like we're out shopping then if i like something n it happens that my bday's coming then he'll say buy for my birthday..
Hubby likes to buy flowers on very day even though i keep telling him to give me the $$$$$$ he spends on the flowers!!.... so expensive and then not lasting!
Usually will buy each other presents on birthdays and go out for nice dinner on wedding anniversaries.
Last edited by Stan; 21-06-2009 at 10:24 PM.
No Valentine's Day celebration, no wedding anniversary celebration. As for my BD, he only remembered this yr cos last yr I bought a whole choco BD cake and ate it myself while cursing him at the same time.
So far we remember birthday, anniversary & very-day.
This year very-day nothing happened, but I dont't mind.
My money comes from him, so he rather I keep the money and cook him a home-made meal instead. But for me he is more generous in gifts.
When we have form a family nukleus, VDay is secondary concern. Our kids has replaced all that former teenage hovey-groovy infatuations.
For us, depends on timing and finances..
Birthdays we celebrate with our respective families, mine with my family, his with my inlaws, so it's kinda 'standard procedure'. My family is buy cake eat at my parents' house. His family practice is eat out at restaurant and cut cake. We used to buy birthday presents for each other, but stopped since I stopped work (cos my money now come from him, and I told him better save money, dont spend on too many unnecessary stuff since now only single income+gal just born+doing flat reno now)
Wedding Anniversary: We used to take leave and book hotel room, just to have time to ourselves (cos we still live with his parents). cannot have special romantic arrangements at home. Now with baby gal this year, dunoe how...wait and see.
Usually we dont exchange presents for anniversary, but he once bought me a nice diamond ring, $5k+ from my favourite jeweller (we custom made our wedding rings with him and I've only bought jewellery from him since then, a brooch, ring and pendant. All one-of-a kind, no duplicates), which I still love wearing.
VDay: we've never been the 'celebrate VDay with presents/fancy dinner/flowers' type. Cos I told him off one VDay when he bought me a bouquet of flowers. Frankly, I liked it cos it was one of the rare times he automatically bought flowers for me after we married. But at that time, we were still in "savings" mode for our flat, so I heartache that he spend extra money on ultra-expensive flowers during VDay season. We usually just have a normal dinner outside (we ate out every weekday night when I was still working).
No practice of gift exchange for Christmas.
Stay at Home Mummy
Never celebrate Valentine
yes, we still celebrate val's day, birthdays, all sorts of anniversaries, give xmas presents etc. i am usually the one doing the planning and organising for dinners, getaways etc. he gladly lets me do the planning and he just supports it and comes along, cos i am better at it and enjoy it tremendously. but he plans for my birthday (so that it will be a 'surprise' for me), and for his part of the val's day present. nothing lavish, but just a way of taking some time out for just-us only, esp impt now that we have a baby.
incidentally tomorrow is his birthday and we start celebrating from tonite until this weekend! all my plans. =)
Last edited by cmeilim; 20-04-2010 at 01:18 PM.
Tandem nursing 31mo Korkor and 10mo Didi!
LOL. We celebrate everything. From valentine's to birthdays and anniversaries. Even the day I agreed to be his gf he also remember and celebrate. LOL.
But we keep things simple. Just go out for a meal, or he would get some stuff to do home spa... Sometimes chocolate and flowers but I only get those during anniversaries coz they're too expensive during valentine's!!!
But I think in all things, keep it simple bahh.. At the end of the day, it's the thought that counts. I think what I look for is time to recollect happy memories and time to spend with each other.
We mostly celebrate birthdays and vday only. My birthdays are sometimes spent abroad (just nice) or out for a good meal. For presents, sometimes have, sometimes no. If I happen to come across something which I like, then he'll just get it for me .
For vday, it's usually out for a meal. But since marriage, he's been sending flowers to my office, before marriage, no flowers one! He said wife is of different status, must dote more than doting gf.
Then this year is our 10th year dating anniversary, since I am pregnant and he prefers not to travel overseas, he booked a 3 nights stay in a hotel in Sentosa and bought a pair of universal studio tickets (though I can't take most of the rides )
After 11 yrs of marriage, glad to say we still celebrate all special occassions. But I choose the gift for both of us, plan the whole day's activities. He just go along & pay for everything as he is not the romantic type.